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#114812 4-Mar-2013 13:33
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Hi all

Can someone please recommend a wireless router/modem for around $100?

Advise me if you think I should spend in excess of $100 for decent performance/stability.

I am in a flatting situation where around 3 - 5 wireless devices will be using the router at one time.


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Uber Geek

  #774318 4-Mar-2013 14:51
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I recommend this modem:

This one is going for 100 bucks, but you can get them for 50 or 60 dollars. If you are tech savvy, you can install custom firmware and get a little extra bang for your buck too. My usual sync is 0.5Mb/s being rural. But I can get that up to 2.1Mb/s easy with this bad boy.

When I wasn't rural on a 14Mb/s connection, I could get it up to 17Mb/s no problem.


EDIT:  Found one for 30 bucks! (

Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!


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Master Geek

  #774325 4-Mar-2013 14:58
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Another couple for you:



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  #774335 4-Mar-2013 15:28
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Lot of people rubbish the SMC stuff, but the SMC ADSL2/Wifi router I got for my folks has been brilliant - can pickup for around $35+ if you know someone with a trade/wholesale account somewhere.

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  #774355 4-Mar-2013 15:59
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+1 for tp-link w8968

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  #774939 5-Mar-2013 12:49
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Thanks for the responses everyone. You have helped me greatly.


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